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Increasingly severe heat waves and more frequent and intense flooding due to climate change
will spur the spread of cholera in vulnerable regions
of the world, new research suggests. In an effort to better understand the environmental ...
Over much of 2014, David Kroodsma and Lindsey Fransen are riding their bikes across parts of Asia, and sharing what they learn about the climate
issues facing the countries they bike through.
Six months after leaving Istanbul, and ...
A new Green Climate
Fund that aims to help poor
nations cope with global warming reached a U.N. goal of $10 billion on Tuesday at global climate
talks in Lima, helped by a surprise donation from Australia.
Several of the 190 nations at ...
Developing nations should build resilience to extreme-weather events by learning from previous disasters and introducing technology such as early warning systems, says a report by UK-based scientific academy the Royal Society.
As an ...
In the winter of 2013--14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers' fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...
Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.
The typhoon roared in from the ...
At the time when developing countries including India are pitching to have a global climate
deal with "adaptation" goal as its key component, a UN body on Friday dropped a bombshell for rich nations, saying the cost of adapting to climate change
The residents of the Philippines region of Tacloban know what loss and damage from climate change
looks like. This weekend, this exact same region is now bracing for super typhoon Hagupit, due to hit on Saturday as a catastrophic Category 5 ...
When habitat is free of sea ice for 180 days, for instance, it's estimated that 9 to 21 percent of adult male polar bears face starvation, with other ages and classes being more vulnerable.
Polar bears could face mass starvation and ...
For a week in November, people across the United States were complaining bitterly about the cold. Record low temperatures were experienced in 43 states; in some northern regions
, residents had to dig tunnels to get out of houses engulfed by as ...
Three recent reports, each a comprehensive look at the climate
crisis and possible paths out of it, provide the latest evidence that the barriers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions are daunting, but not insurmountable.
One report comes ...
On a visit to China a few years back, I asked a local official about pollution controls after enjoying my first sour, gritty taste of the country`s air. China’s new coal-fired power plants and other industrial boilers often came equipped with ...
The extent of climate change
resulting from human activities has gone beyond a point of 'no return' and the abnormalities, according to a new World Bank report released today.Experts will find these findings damning but it's exactly what ...
High in the Peruvian Andes 8,000 alpacas died during a particularly harsh period of cold in the summer of 2004. For the herders who raise and shear these long-haired beasts for a living, it was a huge loss amounting to one fifth of all the ...
Global temperatures in October, as well as the entire year-to-date, were the planet's hottest on average since record-keeping began in 1880, the US government says.
It was also the 38th consecutive October in which global average ...
Kate Hawley examines how urban areas are evolving to be sustainable -- their challenges, trends and solutions.
Already, 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban regions
, and projections suggest this will keep increasing until ...
With rising drought conditions and spiking populations, the world is becoming a very thirsty place. Now, one NASA researcher is highlighting the concerns of a great many experts, claiming that not only is the world facing a water crisis, but this ...
There may be those who feel the apocalyptic plot of the new Hollywood film Interstellar seems a bit far-fetched, with humans forced to look for an alternative planet because this world can no longer feed them.
But it has been given ...
in the Southern Hemisphere, which make up 60 percent of the world's oceans, are warming far worse than previously thought, according to a new study.
Using satellite observations and a large collection of climate
models, Lawrence ...
The oceans are warming faster than previously thought, according to a pair of new studies released this weekend and published in the scientific journal Natural Climate Change
. This conclusion is largely due to enhanced information gathering in ...
Global warming in Africa may soon move bond markets.In 2016, the first climate change
bonds will be issued from Africa - unique instruments that will enable the world's poor
est continent to tap both capital markets and donor funds to ...
When Abudu Zikusoka was a small boy his father would bring people to their home in Ndesse village in Central Uganda's Mukono district. He would watch as they packed the family's harvested coffee into sacks and then loaded it onto their ...
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a Climate
Summit in New York next week. Expected to attend are top officials from all UN Member States, big transnational corporations, financial institutions, and a few select civil society ...
The United Nations and the streets of Manhattan are going into global warming saturation mode, from Sunday’s People’s Climate
March through the Tuesday climate change
summit convened by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and on through an annual ...
poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease."Climate change
is no longer only an environmental ...